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Frozen-Rusted Tight Roll Pin Removal

Sep 10, 2013 09:20 PM | Delmar in Tech Tips / How To

Got a tight rollpin that won't budge? Here's a simple method to get them out

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Make Your Own Penetrating Oils Like PB Blaster...

May 25, 2013 11:14 AM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

A look at the effectiveness of commercial penetrating oils, and how you can make your own for much less. Machinist's Workshop recently published some information on various penetrating oils. The magazine reports they tested penetrates for break out to...

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Sundstrand Series 15 Inline Pump/Motor Rebuild

Apr 08, 2013 10:37 AM | Petenpole in Tech Tips / How To

The mysterious pump between our legs that provides our forward and reverse momentum as well as the extra oomph for lift cylinders isn't really that intimidating when it comes time to rebuild one. It actually took about 10 times as long to write the fo...

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A Simple Tip to Make It Easier to Install Rear...

Oct 08, 2012 10:11 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

Have you ever struggled trying to get a rear wheel bolted up on a GT because you had to hold the wheel up in place, line up the hole, and get the lug bolt to start--all the time bending over a 12" wheel???

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How to remove a stuck muffler nipple

Aug 06, 2012 05:37 PM | John@Reliable in Tech Tips / How To

Muffler broken, won't came off? Here's a easy way to remove one that doesn't take any bleeding to remove in about 5 -10 minutes your done (no kidding)

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Engine Turning Aluminum

Jul 11, 2012 07:20 AM | LilysDad in Tech Tips / How To

I'm going to demonstrate how to engine turn an aluminum panel on a drill press. There are other ways to do this, but this is what worked for me. If you wish to do alot of this, there are kits on the market that include wire brushes. I have even heard of guys using a dowel chucked in a drill with lapping compound applied. I did try this, but it was a mess and gave poor results.

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A Simple "Weigh" to Add Weight to Your...

Jun 30, 2012 05:45 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

If you find yourself wishing you had more weight on the front, rear or both ends of your tractor but don't have a torch to cut out and hang odd pieces of steel on it, this little trick might help--

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Lawnmower Blade Sharpening Methods and Tips

Apr 25, 2012 04:24 PM | Wayne195 in Tech Tips / How To

Well, I'm sure with spring well on the way already, many of you have already, or will have to sharpen your lawnmower blades, so I decided to put together a little write up with some simple methods, and tips, on how to sharpen your lawnmower blade.

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Tips to Help You Get Your Garden Tractor Running

Feb 27, 2012 09:51 PM | Texas Deere and Horse in Tech Tips / How To

Have you ever bought a garden tractor knowing that it hasn't ran in a while? Most of the deals I make are that way. I have a way of trying to get it running fairly quickly and easily and I always take a few supplies with me. 1.Portable Air talk, "ful...

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Testing a Starter Generator

May 11, 2011 06:01 PM | wvbuzzmaster in Tech Tips / How To

I have learned how to test a starter generator with it still hooked to the engine to make sure it is charging and I am passing this knowledge along to those that feel capable. The engine should be bolted down during this test, usually on the tractor yo...

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